Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance is an award- winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.
There are many risk factors that contribute to falling. Identify these risks and take steps to prevent falls.
The York County Area Agency on Aging is one of several community groups offering falls prevention classes. A schedule of upcoming classes can be viewed at the link below.
Welcome to Falls Free Coalition
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. One in three persons over the age of 65 falls each year; the number grows to one in two for those 80 years or older. Every 13 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Every 8 minutes an older adult in Pennsylvania is hospitalized for a fall related injury. Here in York County, deaths from falls are on the rise.
In 2015, the coalition came together to help older adults live in the place they call home, by raising awareness and educating older adults about fall prevention. Over the past 2 years, the coalition has partnered with various senior centers, churches, townships and other sites throughout York County to provide educational classes and presentations about falls and fall prevention.